Jewels from the Co-Lab

Jewels from the Co-Lab
Below are some photos of QC Co-lab member Shari of @JewelsbyShari who recently had her jewelry on display at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds during the Black Hawk Gem & Mineral Show. Shari is a self-taught artist who has perfected her skills over the last 20 years. Her crafty beginnings started with building one of a kind ...

Introduction | The Wood Shop Series

Introduction | The Wood Shop Series
Over the last month, the QC Co-Lab, through much deliberation, effort, and hard work has started to move, organize and upgrade the wood shop! The current location of the wood shop isn’t a bad one, and has seen a lot of quality use! The biggest “problem”, if you can even call it that, is that ...

Coding for Littles 2

The QC-CoLab is offering another coding class for children on June 19 at 5:00 pm. This class is one hour long and is for 5 to 8 years olds (along with their parents). There will be six laptops available for use but we do strongly encourage participants to bring their own (how else are you ...

Code.org and Scratch for Elementary Students workshop

Code.org and Scratch for Elementary Students workshop
The QC Co-Lab is hosting a workshop for Elementary students on code.org and Sratch. Check out the link for more info and to signup. Seating is limited! https://zen.coderdojo.com/dojo/481b5c6a-d404-4612-93e7-a88bfecb550a/event/2db87c04-18ca-44c5-a539-8bde05728738

Mikaela Simmons shares Picademy Experience

Mikaela Simmons shares Picademy Experience
Ms. Simmons is a Co-Lab member and teacher at Moline Coal-Valley Schools From July 24-25, I attended Raspberry Pi’s Picademy in downtown Ann Arbor. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Raspberry Pi, it is a $35 ‘mini computer’ that can be hooked onto a desktop as a computer replacement or can be used ...

Photos from MakeFest 2017

Photos from MakeFest 2017
MakeFest 2017 was a great success, with hundreds of quad-citians stopping by to learn about 3D printing, virtual reality, makerspaces, technology, and everything else you can do with a do-it-yourself maker attitude! Some photos are below. Here are some photos from MakeFest 2017! For more photos, check the Facebook album.

Saturday Open House

Saturday Open House
Join Co-Lab members for a Saturday open house, come see our space, and learn about potentially becoming a member of the Co-Lab! Saturday is a great day to bring your friends and potential new members by and see what the lab is working on. We’re working on robots, 3D printers, and more! If enough people ...

Co-Lab member launches Kickstarter campaign

Co-Lab member launches Kickstarter campaign
So, what has our laser cutter been up to lately at the QC Co-Lab? Making parts for a Kickstarter campaign, of course! Roscoe Vertein has been working on prototypes and samples the last couple of months at the Co-Lab. He recently launched his Kickstarter campaign, Boffin’s Beneficial Battle Box: Decks, Dice, and other stuff. The ...

Latex Mask & Sculpting Class 2

Latex Mask & Sculpting Class
UPDATE: The class is now full, please stay tuned for new classes, new topics, electronics, computers, wood shop, and more! Learn how to professionally sculpt, cast & finish a latex mask for Halloween, play or movie. The class is only $25 per person for four two hour sessions, and all materials are included so you ...

Cosplay Social a great success

Cosplay Social a great success
Over 60 people attended the Cosplay Social at the Co-Lab, hosted by the organizers of Anime-zing! Games included Munchkin, Are You a Werewolf, Cards Against Humanity, and more. For cosplayers, the next cosplay event will be a benefit cosplay game night on August 6th. https://www.facebook.com/events/284408888566267/